[mythtv-users] Mythbuntu stalling with HDD light solid
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Mon Apr 12 12:29:19 UTC 2010
Aaron Whitehouse wrote:
> On a few occasions when it has stalled, I have killed mythbackend
> (sudo stop mythtv-backend) and the system continues stalling for
> another couple of minutes. I had decided that the problem could be the
> hard drive itself, because I would get a lot of stalls whenever it was
That would be my guess. What does dmesg|grep -i dma show?
Sounds like the drive is going bad, you'll probably see a lot of dma
timeouts. You may want to install smartmontools and use:
smartctl -H /dev/sd(x) (Or whatever your drive is mapped to)
smartctl --all /dev/sd(x)
And see if the drive is reporting errors.
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